Ronald Reagan said in his first inaugural speech, Government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem. What followed was a concerted effort over many years by the Republican Party to limit government regulation around the environment, business, agriculture, worker safety, manufacturing practices, health care, police practices, transportation safety standards, you name it. Now they want to ban all abortion. In other words, they, and an extremist right wing-infused Supreme Court, want to fully regulate what a woman chooses to do with her own body. Is that not the height of hypocrisy?
In addition, Trump Republicans want to fully regulate what teachers teach in public schools and colleges. They want to fully limit subjects like gender studies, Black studies, systemic racism, the history of slavery and indigenous forms of genocide, enforcing these with laws banning certain offending books of their choosing and penalties against teachers who defy such attempts to stifle the truth and whose curriculum offers a full and honest accounting of American history. Full government regulation of education. Is that not the height of hypocrisy?
In addition, Trump Republicans want the elimination of the separation of church and state, mandating that we are a nation built on Christian principles and values, beholden to a Christian God who favors the white race, claiming this was the intent of our white, male, wealthy Christian founders. At the head of this government, Trump Republicans want an authoritarian leader, who makes the final decisions like infamous Fascist leaders of history, a so-called illiberal democracy, ala Orban of Hungary, the darling of CPAC, Tucker Carlson, and Trump himself. An oligarchy of full government regulation of the media, the police, and surveillance of citizens. Is this not the height of hypocrisy?
In addition, 19 Red states have changed their voting laws to clamp down on who can vote and how to cast ballots in efforts to fully regulate our sacred system of one person/one vote. They’ve also gerrymandering districts to insure the outcome of elections would favor Republicans up down ballot, in an concerted and coordinated effort to fully regulate the election process. And alarmingly have put Trump endorsed candidates up for election to posts that, if elected, can themselves decide if they agree with the vote of the people, and reverse the vote if they so decide: the ultimate goal of a fascist form of total regulation of elections to insure their candidates win. Is this not the height of hypocrisy?
Trump Republicans are supposed big on law and order and support for the police. How do they explain then calling rioters at the Capitol patriots after they pummeled police officers with all sorts of weapons on 1/6? And how do they explain blocking all regulation of military-style semi automatic weapons that have killed hundreds in mass shooting through out the country, regulations that police departments themselves have called for. Is this not the height of hypocrisy?
Republicans seem to have no concern for the regulation of the fossil fuel industry, denying that the warming of our planet is human caused. They never pass on an opportunity to restrict the development of alternative forms of energy and production, while giving subsidies to oil and gas companies to expand their operations into wilderness and open ocean regions. Again regulations and obstacles for alternative sources: no regulations for fossil fuel. Is this not the height of hypocrisy?
The Trump/MAGA Republican Party wants it both ways: no regulations when it comes to business they can profit from and regulation of that which they don’t agree with. Do we reward them for this obvious hypocrisy? I think not. In November, oppose these charlatans up and down the ballot!